Projects

NOVUM
Full Title: Pilot line based on novel manufacturing technologies for cellulose-based electrical insulation components
Aim:

The new streamlined manufacturing concept developed in NOVUM will aim to a leap in the manufacturing process of electrical insulation components. Remarkable improvement in terms of energy...

Concept:
Cellulose, as a renewable, non-toxic, non-allergic, and abundant forest material, has several benefits to be utilized in a wide range of applications. Currently, it is, however, mostly used in large...
Start date:
03/08/2017
End date:
30/09/2021
OCEAN
Full Title: Oxalic acid from CO2 using Electrochemistry At demonstratioN scale
Aim:

The OCEAN project aims to develop an integrated process for the production of high-value C2 chemicals from carbon
dioxide using electrochemistry. This will be achieved by: 1) improving and...

Concept:
The objectives and main approach of OCEAN are: 1. Demonstration of the industrial feasibility: 3 leading SME’s from several countries in Europe will work together to develop a demonstration reactor...
Start date:
01/10/2017
End date:
30/09/2021
PAPERCHAIN
Full Title: New market niches for the Pulp and Paper Industry waste based on circular economy approaches
Aim:

PAPERCHAIN tackles the valorisation of almost the totality of these PPI waste streams. The project focuses on those waste streams whose current fate is mainly landfilling, such as the causticizing...

Concept:
Europe is the second world producer of pulp and paper, manufacturing 130 million tonnes in 2014 and representing 23% of world production. The EU pulp and paper manufacturing and converting industries...
Start date:
01/06/2017
End date:
31/05/2021
PERFORM
Full Title: PowerPlatform: Establishment of platform infrastructure for highly selective electrochemical conversions
Aim:

The technologies to be developed in the PERFORM project are directed towards highly efficient and integrated electrochemical systems which substantially improve oxidative chemical transformations...

Concept:
PERFORM provides solutions for the need for the electrification of the chemical industry and will establish a flexible PowerPlatform pilot plant to be used also after the end of the project, allowing...
Start date:
01/01/2019
End date:
31/12/2022
PLAST2bCLEANED
Full Title: Plastics to be sorted and separated to develop a human and enviromental safe recycling process
Aim:

The overall aim of PLAST2bCLEANED is to develop a human and environmental safe recycling process for Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) plastics in a technically feasible and...

Concept:
The impacts are: the increased purity and/or desirable quality of secondary raw materials, the Increased recycling rate for secondary materials and reduced landill and incineration of wastes,...
Start date:
01/06/2019
End date:
31/05/2023
PlastiCircle
Full Title: Improvement of the plastic packaging waste chain from a circular economy approach
Aim:

PlastiCircle aims to promote a transition towards a circular economy, contributing to 2030 EU waste management and recycling targets. By rethinking the different phases involved in transforming...

Concept:
Twenty pan-European partners, led by the Packaging and Logistics Research and Innovation Center (ITENE), are working to reinvent the plastic packaging treatment process, making recycling more...
Start date:
01/06/2017
End date:
31/05/2021
PolyCE
Full Title: Post-Consumer High-tech Recycled Polymers for a Circular Economy
Aim:
Concept:
Various activities address the WEEE value chain in order to reduce waste generation and enhance the sustainable resource management through use of recycled materials instead of their virgin...
Start date:
01/06/2017
End date:
31/05/2021
POLYNSPIRE
Full Title: Demonstration of Innovative Technologies towards a more Efficient and Sustainable Plastic Recycling
Aim:

The main objective of POLYNSPIRE is to demonstrate a set of innovative, cost-effective and sustainable solutions, aiming at improving the energy and resource efficiency of post-consumer and post-...

Concept:
POLYNSPIRE also implies the development of a comprehensive business plan, gathering 7 business models and establishing a cross-linked relation between plastic, chemical and steel manufacturing...
Start date:
01/09/2018
End date:
31/08/2022